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#3204316 European Championship Squads

Posted by wackojacko on 01 October 2015 - 10:01 AM

Any news about the other French SL players?


Edit: Don't worry FFRXIII just posted the squad: Morgan Escare – Dragons Catalans

Jordan Sigismeau – St. Esteve XIII Catalan
Tony Gigot – Dragons Catalans
Benjamin Jullien – Warrington
Damien Cardace – FC Lézignan XIII
Théo Fages – Salford
Remy Marginet – St. Estève XIII Catalan
Julian Bousquet – Dragons Catalans
John Boudebza – Hull KR
Gadwin Springer – Castleford
Mickael Simon – Wakefield
Kevin Larroyer – Hull KR
Jason Baitieri – Dragons Catalans
Jean Philippe Baile – Bradford
Olivier Arnaud – SO Avignon XIII
William Barthau – London Broncos
Mourad Kriouache – Toulouse Olympique XIII
Ugo Perez – St. Esteve XIII Catalan
Clément Boyer – Toulouse Olympique XIII
Antoni Maria – Dragons Catalans
Mickael Goudemand – SO Avignon XIII
Stanislas Robin – St. Esteve XIII Catalan
Florent Rouanet – FC Lézignan XIII


So yes to Baitieri but no Pelissier - injury or his disagreement with Cats?


And potentially already mentioned but BeIn Sports to cover all three France games live.

#3202276 PNG to get at least 2 World Cup games

Posted by wackojacko on 28 September 2015 - 11:47 AM



Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko has said they've signed a deal for these games.

#3197151 USA v Canada : Colonial Cup Game 1

Posted by wackojacko on 20 September 2015 - 08:16 PM

Iodice was a Canadian who moved out to Oz as a 15 year old and was in the Titans' youth side I think but I'm sure I read he'd had to retire because of injury. The Jacks brothers are playing for Souths Logan Magpies and represented Canada at the Cabramatta 9s. Robinson plays for Skolars and Tom Dempsey for Oldham apparently.

#3196773 Spain Rugby League (Merged threads)

Posted by wackojacko on 20 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

Spain beat Italy B 36-24 in Alicante ahead of their Euro Champs C campaign, in front of over 1000 I think (my Spanish is appalling though).

#3195268 PNG Hunters in the Guardian

Posted by wackojacko on 18 September 2015 - 07:10 AM

Really nice online story about their success and national importance:



Israel Eliab is also rumoured to Newcastle Knights.

#3192659 AUS PMs XIII v PNG - 26 Sep 2015

Posted by wackojacko on 13 September 2015 - 03:52 PM

Interesting to see how Segeyaro would be received...

#3188541 Serbian trialist looking for acommodation in Warrington

Posted by wackojacko on 06 September 2015 - 04:34 PM



A SERBIAN rugby league player is on the lookout for a place to stay after being offered a second trial with Warrington Wolves - and is determined to fulfil ambitions of becoming a professional.

Stefan Nedeljkovic spent a month training with the club in July last year and has been invited back for a second spell when pre-season training begins in November.

But the 23-year-old, who works as a security guard in a casino in his native Belgrade, will need a place to call home while he is in Warrington.

The Serbian international said: “The first trial was unbelievable, I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life.


“For one month I managed to live my dream.

“Experiencing the English culture was great, I was staying at a friend's house in Huddersfield and travelling over with George and Toby King.

“There were too many great moments but I will say the feeling when I walked in to the gym for the first and saw all the players was the best memory.

“Rugby-wise, the experience I learnt was invaluable to the development of my game.

“I feel it has improved me so much that I asked Warrington if I can come back again this year to prove that I am good enough.


“I am very honoured that Warrington can see my ambition and that they have given me this opportunity to prove myself.

“However, there are still a number of obstacles for me to overcome until it can actually happen.

“I have been saving up money to pay for my flights, visa and living costs.

“Also if I can't find accommodation for the trial I won’t be able to come – I really need to find some accommodation to be able to attend the trial.”

Since his first trial finished he has returned to play for Dorcol Spiders in Serbia, but Stefan is determined that he will achieve his dream of becoming a professional rugby league player.

The versatile forward said: “I have been playing for my club back in Serbia and I have also played in a number of games for the Serbian national team.

“I also applied for the NRL rookie competition and managed to get through to the final pick out of thousands of applicants but unfortunately I didn't make the final team.


“Tony Smith had some really kind words to say about us last time – he said that we were good enough to play Championship rugby.

“This made me realise that if I have got myself to the level of Championship rugby while playing in the Serbian league – no disrespect, but we are a developing nation so the standard isn't the greatest – then how good could I become in a regular professional environment?

“Playing professional rugby league has been my dream for a long time now.

“I know I have the potential to be a full time rugby player and I won't give up until I achieve my goal.

And his fellow trialist Stevan Stevanovic may also be coming back over if work commitments allow.

Stefan added: “Stevan is extremely keen to come over too.

“His game has significantly improved since the trial and he is waiting a couple of weeks to see what happens with his job before making a final decision.”

Serbia is an emerging hotbed of rugby league, and Stefan hopes that he and Stevan can act as trailblazers in the development of the sport in Eastern Europe.

He said: “There is huge potential for rugby league in Serbia, since re-establishing in 2001 we have made unbelievable progress.

“Unfortunately there is a perception from clubs that just because we aren't from Australia or New Zealand that we aren't good enough.

“I hope that me and Stevan are evidence that Serbian players are good enough to be professional rugby players – all we need is to be given a chance.

“We have been working on a huge project that has seen over 1000 new players aged between 12-14 take up the game.

“We are developing the game the correct way through grassroots rugby – too many nations are too quick to throw in a full team of third generation Australian heritage players instead of building the game in their country.”“These boys will be the future of Serbian rugby league.



Good to hear and hope he finds somewhere.

#3173692 ANZAC test scrapped

Posted by wackojacko on 10 August 2015 - 09:27 AM


#3167396 Wigan-Catalans in London

Posted by wackojacko on 29 July 2015 - 11:35 AM

I'll be there, hopefully with others in tow. Looks like a good ground.

#3165852 French Update

Posted by wackojacko on 27 July 2015 - 09:33 AM

Levy N'Zoungou, the 18 year-old toulousain prop trialling at Saints has apparently signed a contract.

#3155530 9 Jul: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by wackojacko on 09 July 2015 - 08:53 PM

Great game. Wigan played the ref better.

#3155490 9 Jul: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by wackojacko on 09 July 2015 - 08:27 PM

I know the trouble with the 'th' (teaching English over here) but it's enjoyable nonetheless. I'm gonna try to always watch it on BeIN from now on.

#3155480 9 Jul: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by wackojacko on 09 July 2015 - 08:20 PM

Watching this in French is hilarious, Smith is Smiss, Handley is Ondley and Bateman is Batman!

#3153621 English born-Irish-Welsh-Scottish qualified

Posted by wackojacko on 06 July 2015 - 01:11 PM

The problem there is that we shouldn't be trying to divide it into major nations and heritage nations, if we have one nation for life then we don't end up with this impregnable hierarchy.

#3150019 Disciplinary - Ben Currie

Posted by wackojacko on 30 June 2015 - 11:59 AM

Lenient IMO. Do refs need more self-respect? ;)